Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Family Fun Day, Face Painting, Flying Feathers and More

Posted on Lilburn Patch by Barbara Barth 7-27-11.

Family Fun Day, Sat, July 30th 11 to 4 PM 


  • Meet 'The Flying Feathers' Performance Birds
  • Art Time With Crayons
  • Simple Face Painting
  • Learn To Make Tin Can Paper 

"Flying Feathers" Performance Bird Noon - 1:30

Read about these birds and their owners, Bob and Charlene, on the  

Murphy, a green wing macaw, Hercules, a military macaw, Joey, a blue front Amazon and two umbrella cockatoos,  Marilyn Monroe and Ringo Starr, will be some of the birds you'll meet Saturday from noon until 1:30 when they fly to perform at Helen, Ga.
Free digital photos of you and the birds will be e-mailed to you if you'd like a souvenir photo.
For Kids: Make a Bird Drawing. Free Paper and Crayons to use at shop. Draw pictures of the birds from "Flying Feathers" or just stay and draw what you like! Photos of drawings will be posted on a Patch blog.
Face Painting 1- 4 PM Get digital photos of your painted face e-mailed to you.
Make Tin Can Paper
Final Week of Christmas in July with Handmade by Dawn
This is a project for older elementary school kids through adults. As the name implies, Dawn will use #10 tin cans to create either a round piece of handmade paper, or a cookie cutter shaped ornament. From 11:30 to 4:30 or until supplies run out. It takes approximately 15-minutes to complete. Space is first come, first serve. 

Family Fun Day
When/Where: Saturday, July 30, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The , 94 Main Street, Lilburn. 
Why Go: Have a fun day in Old Town with birds and art. Locals who stop by can get their faces painted, make tin can paper, and draw their own art. From noon to 1:30 p.m., a Flying Feathers performance will have bird owners showing off their exotic birds. 


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Lilburn Writers Guild Meets At The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques

Lilburn Writers Guild First Meeting July 18th!

I feel this calls for Shakespeare - ish: "We few, we happy few, we band of writers;" We can now all say - I WAS THERE! How cool is that?  Emilie P. Bush

Oh, I am so lacking in keeping this blog up to date! We have had so many incredible events at the shop. I am posting this on our first Lilburn Writers Guild meeting that was held last night, Monday, July 18. Emilie P. Bush, Lilburn's own Steampunk author hosted the meeting and will do so at our next meeting on August 8th! If you love to write and are in the area - come on and join us!

I am going to go back and update with all the shop's past events shortly. But want to get current with this latest news! Emilie's notes from the meeting are below. Friend us on Facebook!


About the Lilburn Writer’s Guild: Meeting on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month, this social group of writers will come together to share the triumphs and pitfalls common to most wr...iters. As a group, the guild is committed to sharing knowledge to help maneuver in the publishing world, support writers and their work, and build a body of work for posterity from the people of Lilburn.
A series of goals were put forward:
• A New York Times Best Seller – as the purpose of a writer’s guild is to improve the quality of writing in our area – we shall endeavor to shoot for the moon.
• Provide Marketing and Networking opportunities for our members.
o Raise awareness through local events such as Lilburn Daze and Lilburn Expo
o Reach other writers in the community to share and learn from
• Create an annual literary publication
• Provide support and guidance for the writer’s submission process
o Encourage each other to enter writing contests and send query letters
o Schedule mailing party weeks (to create momentum)
• Answer questions for one another through discussion and the open sharing of information
• Help to form critique groups
Talks and discussions that members were interested in sharing:
• Balancing writing and life
• The business of writing
• How to copyright and protect your work
• How to start a publishing company
• Formatting a self published book
• Meet the editor – what to look for, how to work with and what it costs
• Style in writing – building style sheets, style manuals
Format of our meetings: The Old Town Lilburn Center of the Arts generously has offered to host our meetings, for which we are grateful.
• 7PM – doors open for the guild – informal drinks, snacks and socializing (snack rota to be organized by Michele or other – brown bag welcome! Feel free to eat as we meet, unless your meal involves a hibachi or some such.)
• 7:30 – we will meet for organized discussion, followed by breaking into smaller critique groups or other conversation. And more snacks.
• 9:00 – we scoot so the CoA can close.
These are the minutes of our meeting as best I can remember. So say I, Emilie P. Bush.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Free Writing Conference Friday Nite Open Mic

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 Saturday July 16 For Teens and Adults
12:00-12:45- "Mix, Mingle and Shop"
1:00-1:45- "Becoming A Published Writer" (Anne B. Jones, author of Gold Thunder, All Around the Track, Brave at Heart, Tides of Fear and A Light on Peachtree)
2:00-2:45-"My Life as a Columnist" (Susan Larson, columnist for the Gwinnett Daily Post)                 
3:00-3:45- "Poetry Workshop" (Georgia Poetry Society, Rupert Fike, author Voices From The Farm and Lotus Buffet, a collection of poems to be published this fall.)
4:00-4:45- "The Art of the Query: Getting an Agent When Others Don't" (Jackie Lee Miles, author All That's True, Roseflower Creek, Cold Rock River, and Divorcing Dewayne.)
Questions, Answers and Discussion related to "The World of Writing" with Susan Larson, Anne B. Jones and Jackie Lee Miles.
Reservations are recommended but not necessary. Seating first come without reservation.
Event in the Old Town Lilburn Center For The Arts, next to the shop, at 92 Main Street NW, Lilburn, Ga.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Miss Kaly's Students Art Exhibit And Reception

Posted on Patch July 6, 2011

Special Art Exhibit & Reception Sat July 9  4 - 6 PM

Young Artists Ages 8 through 16. Come Support Our Talented Youth!

The public is invited to attend the "Young Artists In Bloom" exhibit and reception Saturday, July 9th, from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, held by art instructor Catherine Susky, and hosted by gallery owner Barbara Barth, at The Old Town Lilburn Center for the Arts located at 92A Main Street NW, Lilburn, Georgia 30047.

The exhibit showcases outstanding artwork by students ranging in age from eight through sixteen. There will be over 20 young artists exhibiting their works, which are remarkably realistic in style.

The exhibit will continue through July 16th.  Free to the public. Light refreshments. 

Many of the students participated in the painting of the mural on the gallery floor!




Friday, July 1, 2011

Live Music 6 to 9 On Main Street

Southern Silk
Kick off the 4th of July weekend with smooth jazz at The Little Shop Of Arts And Antiques. Free. 6 to 9 PM. Depending on weather, music will be either on the deck at 96 Main or inside the Art Center at 92A Main Street.

Southern Silk duo - smooth jazz. Come sit and relax a spell!

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